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Cinte Techtextil China to welcome new first-time exhibitors

One of the new exhibitors is Johns Manville from the US, a manufacturer of insulation, roofing materials and engineered products.

26th February 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai

Packaging, Industrial, Civil Engineering, Construction, Interiors, Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Transport/​Aerospace, Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Sports/​Outdoor, Agriculture

With exhibitors categorised in 12 product application areas, Cinte Techtextil China will feature a diverse range of sourcing options from around the world when it takes place from 12-14 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, in Shanghai.

The China International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens will welcome companies from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US.

Cinte Techtextil China’s product groups include technology and machinery, woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens, coated textiles, composites, surface and bonding techniques, fibres and yarns, and more.

Johns Manville

The event will feature a number of first-time participants, as well as returning exhibitors. One of these new exhibitors is Johns Manville from the US, a manufacturer of insulation, roofing materials and engineered products. After exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt, the company will join Cinte Techtextil for the first time.

“The Chinese market showed the biggest growth potential in the last couple of years and it will remain, although slowing down a bit right now, that way in future,” said Ms Anke Weidinger, Marketing Communication. “Johns Manville sees big opportunities for its specialty polyester spunbond and glass fibre nonwoven product range in China,” she continued.

The company will exhibit a broad variety of nonwovens, including chemically, mechanically and thermally bonded PET spunbond nonwovens, glass fibre wet laid mats, and glass micro fibre air filtration media. The products are suitable for a wide range of applications including luxury vinyl tiles, ceiling tiles, wall coverings, roofing, geotextiles, battery, air and liquid filtration, and windmill blades.


Also participating for the first time from America is Coats, a world-leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business with a presence in more than 70 countries. More than 450 million pairs of shoes made every year using Coats’ thread and more than 100 million car airbags are made every year and over 1 billion teabags are brewed every week using Coats’ thread.

Coats sees much potential in the Chinese market for their products. In its Shenzhen factory alone, the company already produces six million metres of thread every day, offers 900 combinations of fibre type and makes over 230,000 SKUs.

The firm has also invested resources into developing its local sales and technical support capacity to ensure it is able to service the wider Asian market. The Coats-branded products that will feature at the fair include wire and cable / fibre optics, flame retardant protective wear, automotive items including airbags, seatbelts and trims, teabag threads, feminine hygiene products, tyre cord and conductive threads.

Returning participants

While some exhibitors will experience Cinte Techtextil China for the first time, others are relative veterans, including Austrian company Andritz, which has exhibited at the fair for the last decade.

The company’s key competencies include needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid, spunbond, spunjet and finishing technologies, and it has its own production site in Wuxi, China. This site features assembly facilities, a service centre with roll repair workshop and a technical centre with a complete needlepunch pilot line, which makes Andritz an all-round partner for the nonwovens industry in Asia.

Also returning to the fair is Dutch firm Stahl under its Chinese branch Stahl Coatings and Fine Chemicals (Suzhou). The company is a leader in process chemicals for leather products and performance coatings, and will mainly promote its new anti-fungi LV77293 and top coatings for tarpaulins at the fair.

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